Chelsea brought a change to the UEFA Champions League (UCL) roster.
Chelsea officially announced the signing of Enzo Fernandez (22) on the club’s official website on the 2nd (Korean time). The transfer fee is 107 million pounds (approximately 161 billion won), the highest record in the English Premier League (EPL). It is a super-large contract made on the closing day of the winter transfer window.
Enzo, who played for Benfica, made his name known in earnest at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Enzo played a key role in Argentina’s midfield and contributed to Argentina’s World Cup victory. He showed off the ball distribution in the third line, pressure to escape, break through the dribble, etc., and won the World Cup Young Player Award.
Chelsea have wanted Enzo since the opening of the winter transfer window. Enzo also expected a move to Chelsea. However, controversy also arose during the transfer process. Enzo offended Benfica fans with his insincere attitude. As a result, Benfica was in a position that they would never transfer, but Chelsea succeeded in signing Enzo at an amount higher than the buyout of 105 million euros (approximately 160 billion won). 메이저놀이터
“I am very excited to be part of Chelsea’s huge project,” said Enzo. I am excited to compete for the title in the best league in the world, the English Premier League. He wants to help his teammates and play quickly in front of the fans.”
Chelsea, which acquired Madueke, Mudrik, Popana, Badiacil, and Felix in the transfer market in January, focused on Enzo, predicting a blast in the second half and next season.
There have also been changes to the squad. European football transfer market expert Fabricio Romano said on the 4th (Korean time), “Felix, Mudrik and Enzo have been newly added to Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League roster. As a result, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was removed from the list.” Aubameyang wore a Chelsea shirt in the transfer window last summer. Contrary to expectations of scoring, he scored only one league goal and was eventually removed from the 25-man list.